Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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MikeTheWilliams
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MikeTheWilliams » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:34 pm

justinp wrote:Whelp, guess I'm not going to Harvard after all... in at CLS with a Hamilton.

176/3.82

Man. This was a good morning.


Awesome. Congrats!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elliott_Smith » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:34 pm

Sweet! Congrats!!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bluenoser » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:36 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
bluenoser wrote:Anyone in Canada with a VCE yet?


Canadians receive emails, not VCEs.

Ah cool, thanks.
So I guess I'm not longer praying for vomit. Goodluck to everyone else though!
PS-does that mean we are in a different batch?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelong » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:37 pm

Saw an envelope in my mailbox, could only see ColXXXX because the rest of the from sender area was covered with a postage sticker.

Just some info from William and Mary :(

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:37 pm

bluenoser wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
bluenoser wrote:Anyone in Canada with a VCE yet?


Canadians receive emails, not VCEs.

Ah cool, thanks.
So I guess I'm not longer praying for vomit. Goodluck to everyone else though!
PS-does that mean we are in a different batch?


Some Canadians have already gotten the email.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby justinp » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:47 pm

MikeTheWilliams wrote:
justinp wrote:Whelp, guess I'm not going to Harvard after all... in at CLS with a Hamilton.

176/3.82

Man. This was a good morning.


Awesome. Congrats!


Thanks! I'm still jumping with excitement.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby rotaxkarter » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:50 pm

justinp wrote:
MikeTheWilliams wrote:
justinp wrote:Whelp, guess I'm not going to Harvard after all... in at CLS with a Hamilton.

176/3.82

Man. This was a good morning.


Awesome. Congrats!


Thanks! I'm still jumping with excitement.


That is amazing! Congrats!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby pineappledazzler » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:11 pm

Are all scholarships awarded when the VCEs come, or are there further merit awards later on when need-based is given?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Nelson » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:14 pm

pineappledazzler wrote:Are all scholarships awarded when the VCEs come, or are there further merit awards later on when need-based is given?

All of the named scholarships come with the VCEs I think. Smaller merit awards come out after financial aid, but it's 10-15k/year awards.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:04 pm

Finally heading back home today. Hope to see some vomit in the mailbox!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby boosk » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:05 pm

justinp wrote:Whelp, guess I'm not going to Harvard after all... in at CLS with a Hamilton.

176/3.82

Man. This was a good morning.


When are you planning on withdrawing from HLS?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby chucklesmcgee » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:08 pm

justinp wrote:Whelp, guess I'm not going to Harvard after all... in at CLS with a Hamilton.

176/3.82

Man. This was a good morning.


Well then, kindly withdraw from Harvard as others are waiting and good luck to you!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vodkashot » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:11 pm

bluenoser wrote:Anyone in Canada with a VCE yet?


Yes, I'm Canadian and I received an email on Wednesday that said:

Dear vodkashot:

Please find a copy of your Columbia Law School decision letter attached to this email in PDF format. The original letter was placed in the mail on January 24, 2012.

Best regards,

Jill Nussbaum
etc., etc.





(although it freaked me out when I first saw the email because the subject line didn't say "Congratulations" like the acceptance emails from many other schools).

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dachshund » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:13 pm

Congrats to the new admits! Do we have a consensus yet on if this is all of the acceptances or just the first round? I'm in Manhattan and haven't received a VCE yet. CLS is a reach for me but not trying to give up hope quite yet.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby justinp » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:14 pm

boosk wrote:
justinp wrote:Whelp, guess I'm not going to Harvard after all... in at CLS with a Hamilton.

176/3.82

Man. This was a good morning.


When are you planning on withdrawing from HLS?


I was being a bit glib... haven't made any real decisions yet. Need to go to ASWs and also talk to some actual lawyers to get advice on the choice. Could be I go to Columbia and can't see myself there. Who knows.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:14 pm

dachshund wrote:Congrats to the new admits! Do we have a consensus yet on if this is all of the acceptances or just the first round? I'm in Manhattan and haven't received a VCE yet. CLS is a reach for me but not trying to give up hope quite yet.

based on the low number of acceptances here and on LSN, there are probably still many more to come

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby splbagel » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:15 pm

vodkashot wrote:Dear vodkashot:


Holding out hope that this is your legal name and CLS actually addressed their letter this way... :lol:

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby yankees42789 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:16 pm

VCE in New Jersey with a HAMILTON. I'm beyond stunned right now. Unbelievable.

And yes, I was able to get in to the website via that trick.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sailboat » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:19 pm

Congrats to VCE/Hamilton people! :)

Mind sharing postmark dates?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vodkashot » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:22 pm

splbagel wrote:
vodkashot wrote:Dear vodkashot:


Holding out hope that this is your legal name and CLS actually addressed their letter this way... :lol:


Well, I did change the salutation of the email slightly.....CLS actually wrote "Dear Ms. vodkashot" :)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby yankees42789 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:29 pm

sailboat wrote:Congrats to VCE/Hamilton people! :)

Mind sharing postmark dates?


Mine was postmarked 1/25.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Doorkeeper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:30 pm

vodkashot wrote:
bluenoser wrote:Anyone in Canada with a VCE yet?


Yes, I'm Canadian and I received an email on Wednesday that said:

Dear vodkashot:

Please find a copy of your Columbia Law School decision letter attached to this email in PDF format. The original letter was placed in the mail on January 24, 2012.

Best regards,

Jill Nussbaum
etc., etc.


(although it freaked me out when I first saw the email because the subject line didn't say "Congratulations" like the acceptance emails from many other schools).


I would've been too afraid to have opened the letter! That sounds like a horrible thing to read via email.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby heavy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:40 pm

Is there anybody else out there with numbers above both medians, who has gotten into stanford and or harvard, who still has not heard back? Thought a couple of days ago i might have seen a few amidst the madness over "the trick."

any theories as to the reason? YP? weak application or poorly tailored to columbia?

thanks guys

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby splbagel » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:42 pm

heavy wrote:Is there anybody else out there with numbers above both medians, who has gotten into stanford and or harvard, who still has not heard back? Thought a couple of days ago i might have seen a few amidst the madness over "the trick."

any theories as to the reason? YP? weak application or poorly tailored to columbia?

thanks guys


Yes - GPA and LSAT right around the 75th, admitted to Harvard in December, no word from Columbia yet. Though my Inquiry Which Shall Not Be Named suggested I might have good news from CLS soon, I haven't checked my mail yet today, and I'm nowhere near NYC.

On the other hand, I really didn't tailor my application to Columbia at all, and the school isn't the best match for my interests, so I wouldn't be at all surprised if I weren't admitted.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thestillpoint » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:44 pm

heavy wrote:Is there anybody else out there with numbers above both medians, who has gotten into stanford and or harvard, who still has not heard back? Thought a couple of days ago i might have seen a few amidst the madness over "the trick."

any theories as to the reason? YP? weak application or poorly tailored to columbia?

thanks guys


I'm in the same position (also admitted at H in December). Unsuccessful with the Voldemort trick, in NYC, no VCE. However, I looked at LSN for the applicants with the same LSAT as me last cycle and a close range of GPAs. All but one got into Columbia, including quite a few with $. It seemed like there was another wave of acceptances around the second week of Feb. So now I'm feeling more hopeful! I think we're going to be seeing a lot more acceptances over the next few weeks :)




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